Karen O’s ‘Virgens,’ Creators Project, Steve Jobs: N.Y. Weekend
Head out to St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO for Karen O’s psycho-opera “Stop the Virgens.”
As the lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O embodies downtown punk spirit, but in this new collaboration with “Where the Wild Things Are” production designer K.K. Barrett, she seems to be exploring the psychedelic territory of youth and desire.
She plays the matriarch who leads a group of tender-aged women into the demolition of their innocence, so expect a good time.
“Virgens” is part of the Creator’s Project, a two-day festival that brings together musicians, filmmakers, djs, designers to showcase off-kilter mash-ups.
It’s a weird collaboration between Vice and Intel (INTC) -- a straight-up tech company and a magazine that prides itself on cultural irreverence.
Held in DUMBO on Saturday and Sunday, the festival features Florence and the Machine, the electronic landscapes of Four Tet and the Brooklyn hip-hop crew Company Flow.
Starts at noon both days. The archway under the Manhattan Bridge is one stage; more action takes place near Tobacco Warehouse, with a DJ hub at 55 Washington.
Jesse Eisenberg, who got raves for his turn as the snarky Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” makes his debut as a professional playwright with “Asuncion.”
It’s a comedy about two liberal guys, Edgar and Vinny, who get a young Filipina roommate and fall all over themselves to show how non-racist they are.
Eisenberg stars as Edgar, while Justin Bartha plays Vinnie.
Produced by Rattlestick Playwrights, “Asuncion” is in previews at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St., for an Oct. 27 opening. Information: +1-212-627-2556; http://www.rattlestick.org.
After the show, stop by Centro Vinoteca for a rustic pizza or a plate of gnocchi in a rich Bolognese sauce. Wash it down with a big glass of Chianti.
74 Seventh Ave. S. Information: +1-212-367-7470.
Wynton Marsalis turns 50 on Tuesday and he’s celebrating with a concert of his music at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.
Expect a sampling of movements from “Blood on the Fields,” his Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus and selections from his tribute to New Orleans, “Congo Square.”
Onstage party guests include Yacub Addy and his ensemble, Odadaa! Damien Sneed & Chorale Le Chateau, tap dancer Jared Grimes and pianist Marcus Roberts.
Broadway and W. 60th Street. Information: +1-212-258-9500; http://www.jalc.org.
The great photographer Alfred Stieglitz had a keen eye for art. His influential New York galleries promoted modernists, and he acquired everyone from Matisse and Picasso to Charles Demuth and Arthur Dove.
And of course he married Georgia O’Keeffe, whose “Cow Skull” makes a big impression in the Met’s show of 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from his collection.
“Stieglitz and His Artists” runs through Jan. 2 at 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is Mike Daisey’s one-man show about the late Apple founder, written before he died.
Daisey riffs on the seductions of technology, while also recounting his harrowing experiences in the Chinese factories where the tech goodies are made.
In previews at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., for an Oct. 17 opening. Information: +1-212-539-8500; http://www.publictheater.org.
The Met Orchestra is onstage at Carnegie Hall, led by new principal conductor Fabio Luisi.
On the program Richard Goode plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice sings the world premiere of John Harbison’s “Closer to My Own Life,” set to words by Alice Munro.
Then the players romp through the Strauss tone-poem about the medieval prankster Till Eulenspiegel.
881 7th Ave. Information: +1-212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.
Stroll down to Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain for lamb chops with mustard barbeque sauce and sweet potatoes, accompanied by a California pinot noir.
The blackberry souffle makes a sweet end.
152 W. 52nd St. Information: +1-212-265-9700.
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